This Jyotirlinga is located at Kasi Viswanathar in Uttar Pradesh. According to legend, the Lord himself declared this spot as his Royal residence.. It is said in the scriptures than this place was forever destroyed when the earth was submerged under water (Pralaya). It is so because Lord Shiva holds this place by his Trishul. Those who come and die here attain liberation. It is said that Lord Shiva gives the Tarak Mantra to the one’s who is going to die, here. He resides here and is the giver of liberation and happiness. The one who prays and worships Vishweshwar with devotion attains all his desires and one who incessantly recites his name attains all siddhis and finally gets liberated

The original Jyotirlinga of Kashi Vishwanath is a not available. The old temple was destroyed as a result of the mughal invasion and Aurangazeb built a mosque in place of it. The ancient idol of Vishweshwar is situated in Jnana-Vapi. The new temple was built at a distance from the original one by the Queen of Indore Queen Ahilyabai. Other than this Shri Karpati constructed a new temple near the Ganges. One can stand a bit far from the place and worship Lord Vishweshwar.

How to reach ?

By Road : Bus service connects Varanasi with most of the important places of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 

By Rail :Varanasi Cantt. (2 km) and Mugalsarai Jn. (18 km) are the main railway stations.

By Air : Indian Airlines connect Varanasi Airport at Babatpur ( 22 km) to Bhubaneshwar.

Site Best Viewed With Internet Explorer at 800*600 Resolution.
© Copyright ( Registration No. SW-768/2002 Diary No. 458/2001-CO/SW )
All Rights Reserved  No Part of this site , Including photocopy is permitted to copy or  translate in any  language ,
without prior permission in writing from ( World Web Solutions )